We continue the list today with number 30 with LSU junior catcher Micah Gibbs. He is from Pflugerville, Texas where he graduated from Pflugerville High School. He never actually played high school baseball at Pflugerville High School because he transferred to the school before his senior season. According to Texas transfer rules, he was not ineligible to play. He was named a Rawlings High School All-American and Rawlings Pre-Season All-Region team member even without his eligibility. He won all-state, all-county and all-district honors as a sophomore and junior at Leander High. In his junior season, he hit .500 with eight homers and 34 RBI while having a career batting average of .408 including 13 homers.
We continue the list today with number 31 in our countdown with Texas RHP Taylor Jungmann. He is from Temple, Texas where he attended Georgetown High School for one year and Rogers High School for three seasons. In his senior season, he had a record of 14-0 with a 0.77 ERA, 153 K’s and four shutouts. He was honored as the Class 5A Player of the Year by TSWA, Central Texas Player of the Year, Gatorade Texas Player of the Year, Louisville Slugger Texas Player of the Year, and on the Baseball America High School All-American First Team. Jungmann was selected in the 24th round of the 2008 MLB Draft but decided to head to Texas.
We continue the list today with number 32 in our countdown with Florida State junior Mike McGee. He is from Port St. Lucie, FL where he attended Port St. Lucie High School. He served as a utility player in high school where he hit over .400 in three straight seasons. He was an All-State Honorable Mention selection as a sophomore and second team All-State as a Junior.
We continue the list today with number 33 in our countdown with Arkansas junior RHP/outfielder Brett Eibner. He graduated from The Woodlands High School. During his senior season, he hit .417 with six home runs and 15 RBI while going 5-0 on the mound with a 2.80 ERA including 58 strikeouts. He picked up several honors after his senior season including being named 15-5A first-team all-district outfielder and third-team 5A All-State by the Texas Sports Writers’ Association. He was selected in the 2007 MLB Draft in the fourth round by the Houston Astros but decided to head to Arkansas.
We continue the list today with number 34 in our countdown with UC-Irvine senior RHP Eric Pettis. The West Hills, California native had an outstanding high school career at El Camino Real. He ended up being named the All-West Valley League Co-MVP while picking up All-City and All-League honors in two seasons. He led his team in his junior season to the 2005 CIF State Championship.
We continue the list today with number 35 in our countdown with Texas RHP Chance Ruffin. He is from Austin Texas where he attended Lake Travis High School. During his senior season, he went 11-2 with a 1.17 ERA while striking out 132 batters. He picked up several awards including team MVP, All-District 27-4A and All-CenTex honors. As a junior, he went 10-4 record with a 1.26 ERA and 121 strikeouts to earn second-team All-District 27-4A.
We continue the list today with number 36 in our countdown with UNC RHP Matt Harvey. He is from Mystic Connecticut where he attended Fitch High School. He ended up setting career records at Fitch High School as he had 21 victories with 315 strikeouts and a 1.08 ERA over his four year career. He was named a three time all-state pick and a four-time all-conference choice. As a senior, he claimed high school All-America honors from Aflac, Under Armour, PlayStation and Louisville Slugger. Baseball America rated him as the number 1 high school player in the country during the 2007 season. Harvey’s strong commitment to North Carolina slipped him to a third round pick of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim but could not come to an agreement so he decided to head to college.
We continue the list today with number 37 in our countdown with Auburn junior infielder Hunter Morris. He is from Huntsville Alabama where he attended Grissom High School where he was a five year letterwinner for Adam Moseley. He had a career .470 average with 46 homers and 198 RBI. In his senior season, Morris hit .476 as a senior with 13 home runs and 44 RBI while scoring 67 runs. He won several awards including a four-time Huntsville City Player of the Year, North Alabama Super Metro Player of the Year and Alabama 6A All-State Player. He was also named an All-American by AFLAC, Rawlings, BCA and PlayStation.The Boston Red Sox selected him in the second round of the 2008 MLB Draft but could not come to agreement with him.
We continue the list today with number 38 in our countdown with junior RHP Addison Reed of San Diego State. He is from Rancho Cucamonga California and attended Los Osos High School. He played four seasons under Anthony Vasquez where he mostly played first base until his junior season when he got a chance on the mound. As a senior he ended up splitting time on the mound and at first base. His senior season saw him bat .446 with 10 doubles, 13 home runs and 34 RBI while on the mound he went 5-1 with a 2.53 earned run average including 33 strikeouts with nine walks.
We continue the list today with number 39 in our countdown with Miami switch hitting junior catcher Yasmani Grandal. He is from Miami where he attended Miami Springs High School. As a senior, he hit .447 with 48 RBI and 13 HRs as he was named Miami Herald’s Class 6A Hitter of the Year, AFLAC High School All-American, and a second team ABCA/Rawlings High School All-American. Baseball America named him the 19th best high school prospect heading into the 2007 MLB Draft. The Boston Red Sox selected him in the 27th round but could not come to terms with him.